Bessette/Pitney’s AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS: DELIBERATION, DEMOCRACY AND CITIZENSHIP reviews the idea of "deliberative democracy." Building on the book, this blog offers insights, analysis, and facts about recent events.
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Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Big is Ugly
In our chapter on civic culture, we explain that Americans have long distrusted government power. With the rise of big business in the late 19th century, a reformist movement tried to curb the power of big business. Distrust of big government and big business is apparent in the latest poll from Pew Research: